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[BOAI] OA 2013: Tilting at the Tipping Point

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:39:01 -0400


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*Summary:* The findings of Eric Archambault=92s (2013) pilot study =93The
Tipping Point - Open Access Comes of
Age<http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/Temp/ISSI-ARchambeault.pdf>=94
on the percentage of OA that is currently available are very timely,
welcome and promising. The study finds that the percentage of articles
published in 2008 that are OA in 2013 is between 42-48%. It does not
estimate, however, *when in that 5-year interval the articles were made OA*=
.
Hence the study cannot indicate what percentage of articles being published
in 2013 is being made OA in 2013. Nor can it indicate what percentage of
articles published before 2013 is OA in 2013. The only way to find that out
is through a separate analysis of immediate Gold OA, delayed Gold OA,
immediate Green OA, and delayed Green OA, by discipline.

See: http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1022-OA-2013-.html

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<b><br></b><div><a 
href=3D"http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archive=
s/1022-OA-2013-.html"><b>OA 2013: Tilting at the Tipping 
Point</b></a></div=
><div><br></div><div><strong 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verda=
na,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,2=
55)">Summary:</strong><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdan=
a,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,25=
5)">=A0The findings of Eric Archambault=92s (2013) pilot study 
=93</span><a=
 href=3D"http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/Temp/ISSI-ARchambeault.pdf" st=
yle=3D"color:rgb(0,51,102);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;f=
ont-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">The Tipping Point - 
Open A=
ccess Comes of Age</a><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdan=
a,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,25=
5)">=94 on the percentage of OA that is currently available are very 
timely=
, welcome and promising. The study finds that the percentage of articles pu=
blished in 2008 that are OA in 2013 is between 42-48%. It does not estimate=
, however,=A0</span><em 
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ial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">=
when in that 5-year interval the articles were made OA</em><span 
style=3D"c=
olor:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size=
:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">. Hence the study cannot 
indicate =
what percentage of articles being published in 2013 is being made OA in 201=
3. Nor can it indicate what percentage of articles published before 2013 is=
 OA in 2013. The only way to find that out is through a separate analysis o=
f immediate Gold OA, delayed Gold OA, immediate Green OA, and delayed Green=
 OA, by discipline.</span></div>
<div><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica=
,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br></span></=
div><div><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helve=
tica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">See:=A0</=
span><a 
href=3D"http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1022-OA-2=
013-.html">http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1022-OA-2013-.=
html</a></div>

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